Cook-Lamborn Biography Ray Cook and Matt Lamborn met in 1995 at a music store in Newburgh, NY ,where Ray took an interest in Matt?s various instrument playing talents. Soon after, Matt and Ray developed a unique bond in music and friendship. Their catchy country style has led them to play in many areas, ranging from Northeast NY ,down the East Coast ,Nashville Tennessee and beyond. In November of 2004, Ray and Matt decided to start a strong promotional team, and formed the Cook-Lamborn partnership, Hiring Ray Cook jr., Ray?s then 19 year old son, as graphic artist web and media designer. After establishing an online presence, Cook-Lamborn took on Nancy Squitieri as a promotional and booking manager, who later became Nancy Cook when she married Ray in June 2005. Being a family oriented team, Cook-Lamborn has taken on an identity of its own, and has since been extremely successful through family ties and the bonds of friendship. Ray Cook is a guitar player and the lead vocalist of Cook-Lamborn. He has been performing from NY to Nashville for 25 years.Ray has a unique touch and style, and is said to have convincing vocals, Ray believes that ?Every song sung must come from the heart?. Ray has had some ups and downs in his musical career, but has a strong will and determined attitude being completely focused on the Cook-Lamborn project. Ray has opened up for bands like Little Texas and has shared the stage with many great musicians. Matt Lamborn is lead guitarist ,but plays other instruments as well, including but not limited to Bass, Slide Guitar, Lap Steel and Mandolin. Matt began playing instruments at the age of nine and became an accomplished instrumentalist, spending five years at the Westchester Conservatory Of Music. He is currently a private Guitar instructor & has been performing in the Hudson Valley region for over 30 years. Ray & Matt reside in the Catskill Mountains in New York and perform often with a full band ,sometimes as a duet. They have also been asked to be guests on certain TV and radio stations ( such as X-Radio Nashville ) .
44 Vegas is your new All-American rock 'n' roll band. The group originally formed in early 2001, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and quickly began writing their own material. The line-up of 44 Vegas is: Thomas Rutherford (guitar), Eric Jones (guitar), and Nathan Lux (drums). The band built a solid foundation through their fusion of both classic and modern rock, hard rock, jazz, funk, and blues. The group definately has an individual sound, which can be credited to the many different musical influences of its members.
With his "Dennis Quaid" good looks, his abiltiy to write and perform songs that touch your heart, and a smooth vocal style influenced by many of the greats in country music ... Kevin Weldon mesmorizes his audiences! Kevin Blake Weldon, born and raised in Lufkin, Texas, began his career in country music in 1990, three years after he ?discovered? his voice in a recording studio at Astroworld theme park in Houston, Texas! ?Everyone who heard the song I recorded at Astroworld, couldn?t believe it was me! My friends and family never dreamed that I liked to sing, must less that I COULD sing.? After almost three years of developing his voice and style by performing to music tracks in clubs and bars all over Southeast Texas, Kevin put together his first band ? ?Blake Weldon and the Texas Firewater!? Their first performance together was an appearance on ?Hot Country Trax,? a Country Music program which aired every Sunday night on KPRC Channel 2 in Houston. With the exposure from that performance, ?Blake Weldon and Texas Firewater? began working throughout the Houston area and were soon opening for several major acts. With his popularity rising, Kevin and his band (by this time known as Texas Fire) entered the Coors Light Texas Music/93Q Battle of the Bands. By Summer?s end they beat over 50 of Houston?s best bands to win the title! Kevin recalls, ?The show we put on for the Battle of the Bands finals was one of the best performances I?ve ever had! Everything just came together for us that night and it was almost magical. I knew that night that I would eventually get a major record deal.? And that?s just what happened. A few months later, several record producers from Nashville were scouting Kevin, one of which was Chuck Howard. Kevin made several trips to Nashville to develop his studio voice and songwriting talent, and was soon paired with a young man from Temple, Texas named Brian Gowan. Under the guidance of Chuck and Mike Curb, head of Curb Records, the duo ?Blake and Brian? was formed and signed to Curb Records. Over the next 3 1/2 years, the new duo released two top 40 hits (?Another Perfect Day? and ?The Wish?), a number one hit in Europe (?Amnesia?), had music videos on CMT, GAC, and TNN, were featured on several national television appearances, and toured and opened shows for many of today?s hottest stars including Lonestar, Lee Ann Rimes, Joe Diffie, Tracy Bird, Patty Loveless, Jo Dee Messina, Trace Adkins, Wynonna and many more! In February of 1999, after careful consideration and soul searching, the duo parted ways to pursue solo careers! Kevin returned home to Lufkin, Texas to be close to his two beautiful daughters and to record his first solo CD ?HOLD ON.? With 8 songs on the CD written or co-written by Kevin, ?HOLD ON? yielded a top 20 hit on the Texas Music Chart (?Here Goes?). After receiving positive response to the CD, Kevin packed up and headed back to Nashville to pursue his solo career. Kevin is currently writing new songs and playing regularly in Nashville. Under the guidance of new management (Debra Fox, President of Image Development Group in St. Louis, Missouri) he is back on the road performing, promoting his CD, meeting and building his fan base and considering his options for the next record label opportunity. Kevin Blake Weldon --- keep your eye on this one. His rise to the top won?t take long!!!!
It's the hottest band between Memphis and the Sun! Featuring three heavenly female singers, four stellar musicians, and great dance hits from the 1970's, 80's and 90's -- plus several sassy originals -- The Venus Mission will take your next event into the stratosphere. The Venus Mission delivers a show that's as professional as it is entertaining. Perfect harmonies, tight-as-spandex grooves, a high-energy stage act and first-rate light show -- this band always gives a performance that everyone enjoys, from club-hopping college kids to high-society gala-goers.
Nashville's Most Exciting Party Band! The Respectables play the best dance music from the last 5 decades. Do you want to see how much fun you can have at your event' Experience the energy of 'THE RESPECTABLES ' We're more than just music. What we do' It’s simple… The Respectables are a top-notch professional party band that loves to keep the crowd happy and entertained. We provide for the most complete entertainment experience for weddings or corporate events. With an extensive playlist and highly qualified members, the Respectables simply can’t be beat. Why a free DJ' It’s simple… We know many of our clients have a hard time deciding on whether to hire a Band or a DJ. So we deliver both. When the band’s not playing or taking a break the DJ whips into action to make sure the party doesn’t stop. So we offer the DJ service for FREE when you book the Respectables. The way we figure it, you can choose not to have the DJ, but why not' We throw it in for free.